Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons

Instructional Strategies for Successful Virtual Lessons Part 1 of 2 I love talking about instruction. Exploring ideas for lessons, seeing what works, reflecting and revising, are all exciting topics to me. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how great instructional strategies from the elementary and secondary levels could translate to the higher education level. With student needs changing and the need for more comprehensive ... Read more

Five Tips for Promoting Faculty Wellness in Higher Ed

5 Tips for Promoting Faculty Wellness in Higher Ed I heard once that being a college professor is, objectively, the least stressful job available. Looking through multiple lists from career resource sites highlighting low-stress jobs, the job of professor is almost always in the top 10. The flexible hours and work-life balance, connecting with students and building relationships with them, the enjoyment of inquiry and ... Read more

Four Tips for Participating in a Virtual Meeting

Four Tips for Participating in a Virtual Meeting Last week, I presented some best practices for facilitating a successful virtual meeting: checking your technology, creating a professional background, having resources available, using engaging tools and structures, and determining next steps and making sure to follow through. Likewise, participants can contribute to successful meetings by using best practices of their own. Most importantly, the length ... Read more

Five Tips for Hosting Effective Virtual Student Meetings

Five Tips for Hosting Effective Virtual Student Meetings Virtual meetings provide a great opportunity to meet with students and diversify the circumstances in which to connect. Meeting in person is not always an option, especially for students who commute to campus, who have obligations outside of school that impact scheduling, or who have disabilities or other physical needs. Academic and student service office hours are ... Read more

Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important

Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important               The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, passed in 1974, is the guiding legislation for what educational bodies can and cannot do with student information. Similar to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in healthcare, FERPA stipulates that institutions must protect the privacy of student records, and it also governs the release of and access ... Read more

Six Ways to Know You’re Following FERPA

Six Ways to Know You're Following FERPA FERPA is a privacy law that protects student information and stipulates that education institutions must protect the confidentiality of student records. It also governs the release of and access to students’ education records. Students may access their records at any time, but institutions cannot release student information without explicit permission. FERPA is crucial legislation because it keeps non-education ... Read more
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